UW-Fond du Lac Bucket List

By UW-Fond du Lac

College is the perfect time to experience new things. As a student, you will discover your personal interests and learn what you truly enjoy doing. It’s easy to let this time in your life fly by, so don’t miss out on all of the fun things you can do. Use your time at UW-Fond du Lac to knock these five items off your college bucket list.

1. Relax at Lakeside Park

Man having a picnic.

Want an impressive view of Lake Winnebago? Plan a visit to Lakeside Park! The lighthouse is open from April 15 - October 15, 8 a.m. to dusk, weather permitting. During the summer, you can enjoy their beautiful display of flowers and different kinds of boating. Pack a picnic to enjoy the view of the water or bring your younger siblings to enjoy the miniature train and antique carousel. There’s plenty to do on this park’s 400 acres of recreational space.

2. Catch your limit at Lake Winnebago

Bobber in water.

Visit Wisconsin’s largest inland lake when the weather is nice. Lake Winnebago is a great fishing spot in the area. Watch one of their many fishing tournaments or catch some yourself. If fishing isn’t your favorite pastime, boating and water skiing are other ways you can enjoy the lake. There are also various concerts offered along the shoreline. Take advantage of the lake life.

3. Enjoy the outdoors at Buttermilk Creek Park 

Happy couple laying on blanket.

This hilly park has so many fun things to offer. From basketball, volleyball and tennis courts to a large sledding hill, there’s always something to do. It’s the perfect place for staying active while having fun with friends. This park also has an amphitheater for events like Music Under the Stars. Don’t miss out on Fond du Lac’s local bands!

4. Bird Watch at Wild Goose State Trail

Robin on branch.

With over 250 bird species, Wild Goose State Trail is perfect for some bird watching. Grab some binoculars and a bird species book to identify native Wisconsin birds. Explore the woodlots to see migrant waterfowl and wildflowers throughout. Walking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobiling are all encouraged on specified parts of the 34-mile trail. Even if you don’t want to bird watch, there’s plenty to do!

5. Explore Downtown Fond du Lac

Pouring water in glass.

Downtown Fond du Lac has something for everyone. If you’re looking for some culture, visit one of their many art galleries. If you want entertainment, check out their list of events, many of which include live music. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, they have many different dining options. See for yourself what downtown has to offer!


These five activities are a great start for any UW-Fond du Lac student interested in making the most of their time in college.